Don Campau/ Meteors & Pickles notes for archive.org
Originally released on cassette tape in 1987, this tape featured a wide variety of styles including a lengthy loop suite incorporating many types of world music, a procol harum cover, a ken clinger cover, a noise collage, two guitar workouts and a long piece based on field recordings of water and turntable.
The loops used on the title piece caused so much wear on my 4 track TEAC 3340A that the heads had to be replaced afterwards and you can hear the hiss throughout the whole tape. This was the most elaborate tape loop piece I ever did…cutting the various length loops, recording them on the 4 track, playing them back live onto a master cassette, then back onto the 4 track and then adding more layers of live instrumentation. Everything was them mixed live to a master cassette that I then used to copy from.
On “They warned Me” I used a drum track from fellow home taper, Joe Menichetti. I believe I played everything else on this tape. “Dalai Lama Drinks” was created for a Zan Hoffman Sonic Series. “The Golden Years” was created for the mail art project “Dead Things”.
The original art work for the cassette was done by a friend and collaborator of Ken Clinger’s, Catfish.
….Don Campau October 2016
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